December 1, 2009
It’s not beyond the realms of imagination to say that on 10th March 1876, in a small electrics shop in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the bloodiest conflicts in African history received a significant boost.
On that day, Alexander Graham Bell said “Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you.” In the next room Thomas Watson heard these words through the magic of the telephone.
Nearly 100 years later, on June 30th 1960, The Republic of Congo gained independence from Belgium and a long tussle over its mineral wealth began. This has been especially intense in the past decade, with over 3 million people lost as a result. Read more